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) jessica, all last year the concern about obama in his second term was going to be that he's going to go full on like socialist black panther one world government. now he appears to have gone more season one of mad men. what's happening? >> john, people forget, president obama is also half white. everybody was was so focused on black obama and all the black stuff he did in his first term. obama care, food stamp. they completely forgot about white obama who has been in there biding his time. just waiting to take this country back and restore the traditional america this black obama has worked so hard to destroy. >> jon: wow. exactly jon: i got so say, white obama has been playing a long game >> jon, you know, white obama has always been there making the occasional appearance. on vacation. on weekends. i mean, you're not going to catch a brother wearing those jeans and a bike helmet on a ten speed with cross trainers on. >> jon: that white obama is pretty white. >> the whitest. jon: so if white obama is 50% and black obama is 50%... >> well he's not quite like that, okay. according to the
one or the other." >> president obama is battling for his own second term. >> narrator: three and a half years after he came to washington on a promise of change... >> a different president obama out on the campaign trail today. >> narrator: barack obama returned to the campaign trail, himself changed. >> a difficult road ahead for the president. >> i think you see today a president obama with a thicker skin, more jaundiced eyes. has grown more skeptical, even cynical, perhaps, about washington. >> narrator: as he made the case for reelection, the man who promised to transcend differences emphasized them. >> if i said the sky was blue, they said no. if i said there were fish in the sea, they said no. they figured, "if obama fails, then we win." >> it's hard to believe that it is the same person who was talking about bringing red america and blue america together, because he is now a polarizing figure. >> because of their policies, the republicans messed up so bad... >> having seen the collapse around washington from the debt ceiling debacle, he knew he had to go into a differe
of a winning second obama presidential term? nia-malika henderson is for the washington post and glenn thrush. a loaf rather than going for the whole loaf. he is basically a continuing campaign. he is going to the american people and using the bully pulpit, i think much more effectively than he ever has, using all of the levers of his office, whether he is going, considering executive action around gun control and also going to vice president biden, kind of an inside game there. but also going to the outside game and looking at public opinion. and he is finding out what the public wants, trying to lead, i think, the public opinion parade, but also be in the middle of it. >> let me check you on that. will he come after assault weapons ban tomorrow? >> i think he will. >> okay. that's a test of toughness. >> i think that's right. yeah. >> okay. let me go right now to this other question of the -- of sticking with hagel. glenn, i was impressed. i thought there for a while about somewhere around christmas time, i was thinking hagel was cooked, the attacks on him on the anti-gay comment he made, y
you expect during the new obama term a different approach with regard to the oar? we understand that everything we do from here toward caracas could be, could backfire, you know? but in the context of the oas where there's collective -- [inaudible] to preserve free speech, fundamental principles of separation of powers, given the situation in venezuela are you, are you expecting something different for these new four years, the term of the administration of president obama? >> see, this is the real reason why i called on jose miguel because he just articulated a question that i couldn't quite articulate but was precisely -- >> let me answer as bluntly and quickly as possible, and i'll invite my panelists to join in. first of all, the oas is a victim, and jose -- [inaudible] sosa is the beneficiary of the oas' growing irrelevance. the oas has declined in stature and importance, and jose miguel has been less open to observation and criticism because it's becoming less and less relevant. i think it's difficult. i honestly don't know how you turn that corner to make the oas much mor
on presidential vehicles throughout obama's second term. >>> former south carolina governor mark sanford makes it official today, that he's running for congress. sanford made national headlines, of course, when he disappeared for several days, supposedly on the appalachian trail. later admitted it was because he was having an affair in argentina. he's seeking the the seat vacated by tom scott. sanford's ex-wife, jenny, who governor haley also had on her short list of possible employees, told reporters she would not run for the house seat. here's why. >> the idea of killing myself to run for a seat for the privilege of serving in a dysfunctional body under john boehner whiff an eighth grader at home just really doesn't make sense to me. >> so there you have it. doesn't want to be hanging out with john boehner, okay. >>> next, the president and putin. how significant of a road block will russia be during the president's second term? we're going to do a little deep dive as we've been doing all week on the challenges ahead for the president's second term. today, the focus on foreign policy. and sp
will step down in march. he ran the interio interior dept through president obama's first term and played a key role in white house energy policy perhaps most notably in the promotion of alternative energy sources. the white house has not yet named his successor. democrats proposed legislation to kill the debt ceiling even though some republicans may be ready to cave. either way, you'll be serious to know the matter what happens, the credit rating could still get whacked. and bus drivers go on strike stranding more than 100,000 kids, many of them disabled. at stake in this battle, the kids, and millions of your dollars of tax money. more money coming up. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ ale announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go naonal. go like a pro. yo
, go to axiron.com. . >>> i'd like to show everyone a number. here it is. 55. that's president obama's approval rating heading into his term. it's the highest it's been since november, 2009, aside from the killing of bin hadden. need another? how about 19. that's the approval rating of congress, matching its lowest point in any polls conducted by the washington post since 1975. those are two numbers we need to keep in mind heading into president obama's second inauguration on monday. yes, there's a lot on his agenda this term. but let's remember. he withstood this. >> you are not allowed to be a president if you're not born in this country. he may not have been born in this country. >> but it's not an american administration. it is a european, socialist administration. >> what people saw last night, i think, was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is. >> the president was denied and dehumanized. labeled a muslim. one luney web site called him a muslim gay kenyon. that actually happened. but despite all the derangement, he's come up on top and he's rea
like they're finding success. is this a preview of a winning second obama presidential term?? malika henderson is a political reporter for the "washington post," and glen thrush for politico and co-author of the ebook "end of the line." i nice you'd. i missed you. i've seen you on other shows, i've seen some sighting, but thank you for coming back. let's take a look at him now in his first press, the last one of the old year, the president warned republicans not to play politics when it comes to the debt ceiling. here is the president. >> but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >> and that's yesterday's last press conference of the first presidential term. this morning, newt gingrich of all people reacted by saying the president was bullying republicans. that's a long way from saying he is weak. now he is a bully. let's watch. >> i don't think we should pick fights where we're in a
on the issue next tuesday. >>> more shake-ups in the white house cabinet as president obama helds into his second term. today interior secretary ken salazar announced he is stepping down. he's the latest cabinet secretary to exit the administration following secretary of state hillary clinton, treasury secretary timothy geithner, defense secretary leon panetta and labor secretary hilda solis. sal dar is planning to retire to his colorado ranch. >>> -- salazar is planning to retire to his colorado ranch. >>> president obama's second inauguration takes place this weekend. we'll be reporting live from the inauguration starting sunday morning and continuing with live reports on the fest ichts through tuesday morning -- festivities through tuesday morning. >>> funeral services will be held in san francisco tonight for francisco gutierrez, one of two people killed in a tragic cash outside a liquor store on new year's dai. investigators say a suspected gang member was racing away from police following a shooting when he caused the deadly crash. that suspect david morales now faces murder charges.
? what do you expect from president obama tomorrow in terms of a balance between things he can do himself and things he would need congress to do? >> well, he is going to do as much as he can to enforce existing law and do things through executive orders. no, the gun owners don't have to fear he is not going to take guns away through executive orders. it's that fear, that paranoia being spread by the nra and others. but he is going to take executive action. but i think he is going to propose a very robust plan from everything i hear, including an assault weapons ban. that seems to be the measure that has the most difficulty. one of the things i think they're going to propose, by the way, is to make it a lot easier to collect data on gun violence, on people who die in violence. the nra has blocked even the collection of data. so we can't know what is going on. so we can't come up with the right solutions. i hope that is part of his package, and i think it will be. >> e.j. dionne of the "washington post" and the brookings institution. thank you. it's always great to see you. >> it's great t
. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." during his first term, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spen
obama's children, but more on the broader point of protecting children across the country. in terms of what we expect president obama to propose today, these are going to be some of the most sweeping proposals since 1968. a couple of them will include universal background checks, calling for a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, aggressive prosecution of the existing laws as well as limiting high capacity magazines. they are also going to include a number of executive orders which we expect will call for increasing access to things like mental health and improving security around schools. some of these, thomas, will likely get through congress with the legislative proposals. others will clearly be more difficult like the call to reinstate the assault weapons ban. that is an incredibly divisive one that even some democratic senators have said it is hard to see that they will get through both chambers. so again, president obama expected to speak shortly. we will be here following it for you, thomas. >> nbc's kristen welker at the white house, thanks so much. as kristen said, we
for a deal with iran, but, can president obama actually find terms for a compromise that he can sell both to the ayatollah in iran and congress in washington? and the chances of doing that are pretty tough. >> reporter: in syria, the death toll is 60,000 and counting. president obama so far says no u.s. boots on the ground, and no u.s. arms for the syrian opposition. his choice for secretary of state senator john kerry has gone further. >> we should weigh the risks and benefits of establishing safe zones near syria's border areas. >> reporter: if syria's president bashar al assad unleashes his chemical weapons, a real scare that emerged late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar ga
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away from the swearing in of president obama as he begins his second term. thousands will attend the celebration. as ken pritchett reports, local dignitaries will be there as well. >> reporter: as the preparations are underway in washington for the inauguration and swearing in of president obama, there are leaders in the east bay preparing to be there. >> i'm looking forward to being a part of that. >> reporter: bill clarkson will join four other trivalley mayors at the inauguration. >> i think it's going to be a different experience. but it's still part of history. >> reporter: he remembers a sea of people, more than a million by several estimates. >> i believe it's an opportunity where people do get together and have a common bond regardless of where you're coming from politically. >> reporter: this is a business trip for the mayors, one that starts with a meeting of the national mayors conference. it's not just about meeting with other mayors or even taking with history. they will be meeting with the power players in washington seeking hundreds of millions of federal highway d
, as always. thank you. >> brown: finally tonight, as president obama prepares to begin his second term, "frontline" looks back at his first four years in office. the key moments and decisions that defined the president's first term are the subject of a one-hour documentary airing tonight called "inside obama's presidency." this excerpt explores the brutal economic conditionsn the days following his 2008 victory celebration in chicago. >> if he had any idea that night how difficult this would be, the next day would prove it. >> so much for that election day euphoria. >> the economy has now lost 650,000 jobs just in the past three months. >> all eyes now on barack obama to turn it around. >> reporter: the cascade of bad news began with the economy. >> and fear swept through the markets. >> he had to start thinking about this the day after he was elected. >> this was the most event until and consequential presidential transition in american history. >> we were all worrieded about what we were seeing. we knew that the credit system was pretty quickly headed war somhing that looked a lot li
on the table, obama seems to be doing that. >> i was critical of the president during his first term. there were several issues, one that pops into my mind the don't ask/don't tell or immigration reform where the handguns where the president didn't do anything and the response always was, well we know we don't have the votes in congress. so why push for it? flash forward. today, everybody fromt says the votes are probably not there in the republican house, the white house and jay carney told us the white white house response is and the president said this on monday as well: i don't care whether the votes are there or not. i am going to vote for it. putting political capitol behind this stuff in a way that i think gun control advocates at the start of this after that speech obama gave at newton it was so surprising to everybody didn't expect him to make a policy speech. those folks would not have expected the amount of push and pressure obama is putting behind this at this point. >> saying this is the right thing to do. we may not get it. we are going to
on c-span. president obama is officially inaugurated for a second term on sunday at the white house. coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. eastern with a look back at the 2009 inaugural address. monday, live all-day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. earn. at noon, the president takes the oath of office and will be followed by a luncheon inside the capitol. today at the national press club, representatives from the presidential inaugural committee, the joint congressional nugral committee and capitol police held a joint news conference. this is 50 minutes. >> thank you. thank you very much. and thank you press club, for hosting us today. this is going to be a little bit of a dance. there is a lot of different players that are involved in the events that will be taking place over the next few days. my name is brent cole burn. i'm the communications director for the presidential inaugural committee. and we are involved in this weekend, doing a lot of the public events that fall outside the official swearing-in, which matt can talk to. in fact, as i kind of think about this, it may make sense to do
president obama will be sworn in for his second term, butit is the last days of is first stern that are raising alarms from demanding republicans immediately raise the debt ceiling and lori about that pesky out of cotrol spending later to considering as many 19 different gun-control measures that he could in force as he gears up for his comprehensive plan tomorrow. our president seems to think of himself like a king and said that our elected officials. joining me now, former adviser to president george w. bush. senior fellow at the cato institute. i will start with you. here is the president back in 2006 on the idea of raising the debt limit. he said, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of our leaders failing in the u.s.overnment cannot pay its own bills and i intend to oppose the effort to increase the debt limit to and here he is begging for the debt limit to be raised now hat he is president. >> i think that he was right several years ago when he talked about the size of fiscal irresponsibility, but all of a sudden he seems to thi
: you think obama is a criminal? >> barack obama is definitely an unconstitutional criminal. >> reporter: jones espouses a litany of conspiracy theories although he thinks that term belittles his reporting. fema is running concentration camps? >> yes. they have designated fields for the american people during a civil uprising. >> reporter: the government is poisoning the water? >> absolutely. i have all these other government documents where the document proposes and government think tanks propose poisoning the water to dumb down the population, make them more easily manageable. >> reporter: 9/11 was an inside job? >> yes, 9/11 was an inside job. it was a staged event that launched the iraq war and set up a domestic police state in the united states. >> all i'm calling for is a real investigation and the people of oklahoma city have been calling for an investigation. >> reporter: jones, who's 38, got his start with a local cable access show in the 1990s. he now has a huge fan base, which at various times has included celebrities like willy nelson, jesse ventura, charlie sheen. >> we want
not be able to cure him but we might prevent skeeter from running for a second congressional term. >> obama is in cahoots are barbra streisand al gore who has a big house. >> please help us erase obama derangement syndrome. a half-baked thought is a terrible thing to waste. >> stephanie: now al gore has a bigger house. >> he got a laugh or something. >> stephanie: it is funny. 47 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> go ahead laugh out loud in your cubicle! everyone always thinks you're a left wing lunatic anyway. it's "the stephanie miller show." you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? rogaine?
, the biggest challenges the obama administration will face as it enters its second term. "the new york times'" peter baker and joe conason join us. and next, the "today" show's hoda kotb is here to discuss her new book about persevering in the face of adversity. but first, here's bill karins with a check of the forecast. bill? >> mika, we've already had our problems all through new england, school cancellations, school delays, and now the storm is exiting. the timing of the storm was just the worst, right when the kids are supposed to be heading to school. here's the radar, the white on the map, the snow, has ended in most portions of connecticut. bottom, give it an hour or two. we have a little bit of snow just north of albany, new york. but mostly areas from new york city northwards received upwards of 2 to 3 inches. airports are amazingly doing just fine. the new york city airports had sleet earlier, now back to a little bit of light rain. so they can deal with that. as far as the forecast goes, temperatures will be above freezing this afternoon. so the roads will get better as the day go
. >> sreenivasan: president obama is losing another member from his first-term cabinet. interior secretary ken salazar announced today he will step down in march, after four years on the job. salazar pushed for greater conservation and renewable energy. and, he oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the b.p. oil spill in 2010. industry groups said the shutdown cost thousands of jobs, but salazar defended it today in his departure statement. attackers in algeria stormed a b.p. natural gas complex today and took dozens of foreigners hostage, including seven americans. at least two people were killed. one was british. the nationality of the other was unclear. we have a report from chris ship of "independent television news." >> reporter: the gas facility in southern algeria which early this morning was attacked by a group, claiming to be islamist militants, and where tonight that group is holding several hostages-- a number thought to be british. another briton who worked here is reported to have been killed. a jihadist group with links to al qaida in northern africa claims its holding 4
new york's legislature. it's too bad that few republicans appear to play ball with president obama even though he made gun safety reform a centerpiece of his second term. tomorrow the president will outline his plan. he'll be joined by vice president joe biden as well as children who wrote him letters after the newtown shootings. >>> here to tell us if any of the president's proposals has a chance of passing the republican controlled house of representatives is democratic congresswoman rose a a delara. welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you so much, governor. it's wonderful to be with all of you tonight. >> jennifer: glad to have you there. i know there is a lot going on right now but first let me start by talking about the gun safety proposals. what ones do you expect the president to announce tomorrow? >> well, i am hopeful that what those recommendation also include is, one the ban on assault weapons and also the ban on the high capacity magazines, the feeding devices. third i would like to see that we close the loopholes on the background checks. i would like very much to
to axiron.com. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm chris jansing. today, president obama makes it official. he is gambling some of his second term capital on what's being called a surprisingly bold set of proposals to fight gun violence. he'll make the announcement with vice president biden just before noon, surrounded by children who wrote them letters after the newtown school shooting. nbc news has also learned that newtown families will be at the white house today. but just hours before the event, the national rifle association cited the president's daughters, sasha and malia, in an ad attacking the president as an elitist hypocrite on guns. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> joining me now is susan page, washington bureau chief for "usa today" and ron fournier, national correspondent and editorial
. ken salazar is the latest cabinet member to leave the obama administration. he has served throughout the president's term. he for renewable energy. salazar will leave in march and returned to his home state of colorado. $51 billion hurricane sandy's disaster relief act is now moving on to the senate. forty-nine republicans voted yes for that bill, 179 republicans voted against that bill. over to london now where police say two people are dead after a helicopter crashed during the morning rush hour. the helicopter hit a construction crane and then crashed on the street. two people on the ground were treated for minor injuries. those are your headlines. back now to dagen. dagen: thank you. a price of regular gasoline sitting at $3.29. down nearly $0.10 from a year ago. tom kloza is here. he is joining us on the phone. talk to me about demand and how low prices could go because of that. >> demand is about as low as it has been since january of 2000. we just got a couple of demand reports that were subpar. now we have this fear or panic about the flu. we have people getting their paychec
secretary ken salazar is reportedly stepping down rather than stay on for president of bennis second term. he is said to have made plans to leave obama's cabinet by the end of march. democratic governor martin o'malley of maryland is preparing to unveil a measure that would ban the death penalty in his state. o'malley made the announcement in an appearance with leaders of the naacp. >> the death penalty is expensive and it does not work. and for that reason alone, i believe we should stop doing it. [applause] this week, once again, i will be filing legislation to repeal the death penalty in maryland. >> if the ban is approved, maryland would become the 18th state to abolish capital punishment. a u.s. army sergeant who went awol in opposition to the one afghanistan has been detained and held at fort irwin, california. micah turner left his unit in september and later went public with his anti-war views. supporters say he informed the military multiple times of his whereabouts since his desertion and even tried to turn himself in, but was only arrested earlier this month while visiting his
. there will be plenty of pageantry during president obama's inauguration on monday. the official swearing in will have taken place the day before. you see the constitution requires a president's term to start on january 20th which falls on a sunday this year. john roberts will administer the oath of office during a private gathering in the white house one day before the big public ceremony. >>> this is a good time to mention that "way too early" and morning joe will be broadcasting live from twashington, d.c. on monday and tuesday starting bright and early, 5:30 a.m. >>> now to business. all 24 of japan's boeing 787 dream liner planes have been grounded due to safety concerns. yesterday one of the jets made an emergency landing after pilots were alerted to battery problems and the presence of smoke. the airport temporarily closed while passengers evacuated the plane using the emergency slides. >>> over the past two weeks the dream liner has a series of complications including a fuel leak, battery fire and cracked cockpit window. karen cho is live in london with the latest. the news about the dream lin
's inauguration, and they say they all want to stay connected. that could be a problem. >> i barack hussein obama solemnly swear -- >> reporter: it's the picture everyone will want to capture. president obama's swearing in for a second term and cell phone providers are gearing up for those coming with cameras and smartphones in hand. >> everybody wants to post pictures so that their family can see that they were here. people want to check the weather. people want to check how the transit system is doing. all of those capabilities are done through apps on their smartphones or tablets. >> will be a smaller crowd than the historic 1.8 million people who watched his first inauguration, buts will descend capital on monday. if you are among here during the inauguration, try posting yourg photos on facebook, it will be slow going. >> everybody wants to talk, send pictures and text messages. >> reporter: cell phone providers are hoping to prevent disrpuptions like four years ag and are putting towers around the national mall to handle the crowd. >> since the last inauguration we have built additional per
it long term. >> one other thing about the nra, wayne lapierre said in part, barack obama, joe biden and their gun ban allies want to bully you, strip you of your second amendment freedoms. i warned you that day is coming, now it's here. then a call for greater membership, which is exactly what's happening. nia malika, the battle is now joined, not a battle either side wanted to engage in during the presidential campaign. we just went through a two-year campaign, where except for one question in one debate, there was no talk about gun violence or any kind of legislation on guns. >> that's right. because for years we have seen republicans and democrats who were afraid of the nra. that changed on that awful day in sandy hook when 26 people were slaughtered, and so we'll have to see going forward if anything else changes in terms of legislation. >> thank you, both, nia malika henderson from "the washington post" and chuck that todd. joining me now, joe scarborough, host of msnbc's "morning joe." in looking what the president has done and the nra did to tee it up, where are the sides and
and that is what president obama says. >> but didn't it explode under president obama? >> it exploded further. >> peter this is an important point. the deficit isn't the product of spending. the economic down turn has left americans making less money in terms of spending. >> we spend each year more than we brought in. >> spending and revenue. our revenue has decreased and american -- >> i got to go. >> i got to go. >> spending budgets they have gone up under president obama and have held at $3.5 billion each year. >> i got to go. we can continue it another time. >> but it is also economic growth which it self might be a function of taxes and spending. if this economy were growing, you would have a substantially lower budget deficit. gentlemen we will welcome you back another time. >> there is at least one state in the northeast that gets it. natural gas shale and it is pennsylvania and the republican governor tom corebet is about to join us. he picks up support from chuck schumer who didn't get an apology for the anti-israel statements. if we were growing at 5% instead of 2% we would be close
in kentucky. now, i'm not -- the obama administration didn't propose that, but in terms of interpretation of the u.s. constitution, under our system of law we allow courts to do that. not local sheriffs. so if the courts uphold orders handed down, whether they're executive orders or congressional laws, then the sheriff would have an obligation to obey the constitution. now, i just wanted to add one other thing. under our federalism system, local sheriffs, local police officers, will not be enforcing these federal regulations. these are going to be federal laws. the fbi will enforce them. treasury agents will enforce them. it won't be the local police who will be out making sure that new federal gun regulations are enforced. that would be a federal law and under our system only federal law enforcement authorities would have the ability to enforce. >> and, paul, if you had people like the sheriffs out of kentucky, oregon, or some of these governors talking about how they're not going to follow necessarily the federal law. it would be the justice department that would step in and have to enf
support of hagel after receiving a letter from him in which he insisted that he supports president obama is a foreign policy positions. in the letter, hagel expressed regret for using the term " jewish lobby " to describe pro-is through groups, calling it a " very poor choice of words. " >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. two people were killed when a helicopter crashed dorm rush hour this morning in central london. according say that the helicopter apparently crash after hitting a construction crane on the top of a building. accident happened just out of the thames river near the " underground " and a " main >> train station old. firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly. several rows remain closed as emergency crews work on the same period >> the national rifle association is seeing what it calls and on a precedent spike in membership over the last month. an estimated 250,000 people have joined the organization. a spokesman says said the surge in membership came immediately after the sandy hook elementary school shooting. in addition to new members, the nra is als
monday. the second term begins. my how times change. here's my take, four years ago, obama stood before america and spoke eloquently of his hopes for the future. he proclaimed unity of purpose over conflict and discord. his words, his words indeed. fast forward, two days ago, president obama engaged in extreme conflict and discord when he directly attacked his political opponents. the republicans he said were suspicious about whether the government should make sure kids in poverty get enough to eat. the republicans. his words. clearly the tone has changed. and then we have the economic backdrop to the inauguration. four years ago it was desperate times. but the president offered hope that we would spend a ton of money and recover quickly. fast forward, we've spent the money. we have not recovered. the economy has been in the doldrums for four long years and our debt is truly out of control. that's why there is no euphoria this time around. the thrill is gone. and the hope really did not pan out. instead, we have national anxiety. we look more and more like europe. we're deeper and deepe
changed. barack obama has 26 million facebook friends. those are more important than a few friends on capitol hill. that is 25 million, that is the way politics operates now. in the second term,
, and senator charles grassley started asking questions and they have more power in terms of the ap, and got information from the obama administration and according to the documents that the ap now has and the ap is reporting as they first reported, washington ordered ice to hold off on that arrest scheduled to take place on the 25th for six weeks. while dhs is denying it was done for political reasons, the denials, categorically false, seemingly falling apart. >> this is what i love. politicians acting like politicians, oh, no, no, we didn't give special consideration-- by the way, he molested an eight-year-old. no, no, we didn't give special consideration, of the eight-year-old molester, but because of cinco de mayo, or what-- >> i can't think of one. and ap saying for political reasons, but that's the conclusion that everybody is jumping to. but that's because there are no other conclusions. once again, did you hear all of those things i rolled through? to me, you're an illegal immigrant and you're working in the u.s. senator's office, and unpaid intern, sorry, how does that happen. >> me
vehicles through his second term. >>> the 2008 presidential campaign was the first time we heard the expression no drama, obama. it was a compliment from his supporters. now bill plante says critics say the president is not only no drama but he's no fun and that's hurting his relationship with congress. >> please have a seat everybody. good morning. >> reporter: the morning of the last meeting came to an unusual ground. debt ceiling, gun control, fiscal cliff. but then a reporter asked about the criticism that the president is too insular, doesn't socialize enough. >> most people who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. >> there's sometimes a disconnect with some people. anybody who gets to know president obama, finds him to be just like a normal and fun. >> reporter: presidential historian and cbs news consultant douglas brinkley says there's a reason the president hasn't connected with congress. >> things have changed in washington. characters like ted kennedy who used to be able to be friends with the opposition are gone. he jus
.c. residents face every day. they will be on the vehicles for the duration of the second term. >> george w. bush took it off the car after president clinton used it. but obama didn't put it back, and there was a lot of criticism. so this is throwing those people a bone. >> follow us on facebook and twitter, search for early start cnn. >>> a black eye for boeing. dreamliner jumbo jets grounded by two airlines after another serious incident. another one. we'll have a live report, coming up. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. your financial advisor should focus on your long-term goals, not their short-term agenda. [ woman ] if you have the nerve to believe that cookie cutters should be for cookies, not your investment strategy. if you believe in the sheer brilliance of a simple explanat
is a fight in the senate and that can play out in the beginning of a new congressional term. but the state and federal question is a great one, because at the same time the obama folks have been so successful at the federal level, with campaigning and raising money and so forth, we have seen the republicans really enact large chunks of their agenda at the state level, and state democrats have not had nearly as much success as national democrats had paid whether this is from laws governing unions, a voter id laws, blocking healthcare and limitation, the conservative agenda has been implemented at the state law, and democrats are on their heels grappling with this. host: next caller. what is your question or comment? caller: freedom -- prayer in schools, this kind of thing. seems like they were read more about bonds than freedom of speech -- worry more about guns than freedom of speech -- [indiscernible] host: we kind of lost you there, caller. brian in illinois, republican. caller: you talk about unions but i don't think any unions should be involved in government. it should be completely p
-- >> that is different issue than people being present. the nra calling obama elitist hypocrite because he has secret service protection for his kids. that is the real egregious offense in terms of politicization. martha: we'll show it in a little while and since you brought it up. tucker, you want to respond to that. >> i don't think you should bring children into it in general. shouldn't parade them around at bill signings. shouldn't put them on camera to espouse their political views by definition are unformed and i'll informed. they're kids. they can't wrote. >> were you critical when george w. bush at no child left behind signing. >> i hate that stuff. this is really serious moment in america. we're talking about cure tating a constitutional right. >> no we're not. no evidence of that. >> talking about universal gun registration. >> saying you're curtailing constitutional right. no right is absolute. first amendment is not absolute. second amendment is not absolute. should any weapon be available to anyone any time they want it? martha: we'll find out what the president has in mind a little late
the obama administration done a lot to lower the cost of health care going forward so we don't need to do much more? what do you guys think this in practical terms panisse began on health care posits an unpopular issue. if you poll people, they say we don't want to cut medicare. where do we go dealing with that piece of the puzzle? >> at romance and when i was in graduate school to study fiscal policy was right on the time they don't the budget. i thought now what am i going to do? change careers another problem is solved. the long-term problems are still there and had to make a choice whether to study social security or health care. i jumped right into becoming a social security expert because health care is so hard. that's not to say i haven't studied health care because there's no other issue at the core of all this. the problem is we don't audience is in the best thing we can do right now is put in place as many different attempts to control health care costs and evaluating what works. we don't know whether the hope to reforms that were. we see the anticipation about this to happen th
with the headline saying that he could slow down obama's efforts on gun control. have the two of you talked about any sort of compromise legislation? guest: we've had some good conversations in terms of the leadup to this new congress. he called to congratulate me, and he and i have had some discussions about different things that we might work together on, but we have not specifically spoken about gun issues. host: immigration reform? guest: we have not talked about immigration reform in the broader sense and my predecessor, lamar smith, had extensive discussions with regard to the legislation that the house passed at the end of the last congress in december to address a program that i've been trying to eliminate for many years called the visa lottery or visa diversity program. 55,000 green cards given away not based on family reunification or job skills that are needed in the united states but based on pure luck. that was then tied to a program to encourage people who attend u.s. universities with science, technology, engineering and mathematics backgrounds to stay in the u.s., use those skills
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